January 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter

January 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter
Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
Happy 2016! I hope that you were able to spend quality time during your vacations and holidays, working away on your submissions for the wave of deadlines coming up in the next few weeks!
Here is the news for this month:
1. The last printed issue of CCR will be the April 2016 issue.
2. SIGCOMM 2016 workshops
3. Dates for IMC 2016
4. SIGCOMM Award nominations 2016
1. The first print issue of Computer Communication Review (CCR) was published in 1970, shortly after the installation of the first ARPANET nodes. In March 1970, the CCR Editor wrote "it is our intention to have SIGCOMM play an active role in publicizing, reporting, commenting upon, and debating the technical and non-technical issues relating to advances in computer communications and the realization of the benefits of those advances by users."
46 years later, there is no doubt that SIGCOMM has played a significant role in the evolution of the field of computer communications. It is probably safe to assume that only the most optimistic SIGCOMM members in 1970 would have dreamed of the impact that computer communications in general have on Computer Science and on our entire society. Given the ubiquity of the Internet today, a printed newsletter is not the best solution to report, comment upon, and debate the future of our field any more. The SIGCOMM Executive Community decided in December 2015 to replace our printed newsletter with an online newsletter. The last printed issue will be the April 2016 issue and the first entirely online newsletter will be published in July 2016. We received positive feedback on this proposal during the community feedback session in London; nevertheless, if you have concerns, please feel free to contact the SIG Chair, Vice Chair, or Editor with them.
2. SIGCOMM 2016 will host 5 workshops:

  • ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Middleboxes and Network Function Virtualization (HotMiddlebox 2016)
  • ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on QoE-based Analysis and Management of Data Communication Networks (Internet-QoE 2016)
  • ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Fostering Latin-American Research in Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2016)
  • ACM SIGCOMM Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA 2016)
  • ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networking and Programming Languages (NetPL 2016)

See the website for full details on submissions and CFPs:
3. The new dates for IMC 2016 are Nov 14-17, 2016. See the website for all the details:
4. Nominations are sought for 2016 SIGCOMM award. The SIGCOMM Award was initiated in 1989 as a means of honoring computer communication professionals for outstanding lifetime technical achievement in the fields of data and computer communications. The nomination should be made in the form of a letter addressed to the Chairman of the SIGCOMM Award Committee (Bruce Maggs). The nominator should solicit recommendations from colleagues in the field who are most familiar with the nominee's achievements. The nominator is responsible for gathering all nomination materials to the Chair of the Awards Committee on or before March 31. More details can be found here:
That’s all for now!